The Resource Eat my words : reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote, Janet Theophano

Eat my words : reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote, Janet Theophano

Label
Eat my words : reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote
Title
Eat my words
Title remainder
reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote
Statement of responsibility
Janet Theophano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Some people think that a cookbook is just a collection of recipes for dishes that feed the body. In Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote, Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and the soul as well. Looking beyond the ingredients and instructions, she shows how women have used cookbooks to assert their individuality, develop their minds, and structure their lives. Beginning in the seventeenth century and moving up through the present day, Theophano reads between the lines of recipes for dandelion wine, "Queen of Puddings," and half-pound cake to capture the stories and voices of these remarkable women." "The selection of books looked at is enticing and wide-ranging. Theophano begins with seventeenth-century English estate housekeeping books that served as both cookbooks and reading primers so that women could educate themselves during long hours in the kitchen. She looks at A Date with a Dish, a classic African American cookbook that reveals the roots of many traditional American dishes, and she brings to life a 1950s cookbook written specifically for Americans by a Chinese emigre and transcribed into English by her daughter. Finally, Theophano looks at the contemporary cookbooks of Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Madeleine Kamman, and Alice Waters to illustrate the sophistication and political activism present in modern cookbook writing. Janet Theophano harvests the rich history of cookbook writing to show how much more can be learned from a recipe than how to make a casserole, roast a chicken, or bake a cake. We discover that women's writings about food reveal - and revel in - the details of their lives, families, and the cultures they help to shape."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theophano, Janet
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX644
LC item number
.T47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food writing
  • Women food writers
  • Food writing
  • Women food writers
  • Vrouwen
  • Kookboeken
  • Livres de cuisine
  • Livres de cuisine
  • Littérature
  • Littérature
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Kochbuch
  • Sachbuchautor
  • Literaturproduktion
Label
Eat my words : reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote, Janet Theophano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Cookbooks, literacy, and domesticity
  • ch. 6.
  • Becoming an author : cookbooks and conduct
  • ch. 7.
  • Recipe and household literature as social and political commentary
  • ch. 1.
  • Cookbooks as communities
  • ch. 2.
  • Cookbooks as collective memory and identity
  • ch. 3.
  • Lineage and legacies
  • ch. 4.
  • Cookbooks as autobiography
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780312233785
Lccn
2001036834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47696809
  • (OCoLC)ocm47696809
Label
Eat my words : reading women's lives through the cookbooks they wrote, Janet Theophano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Cookbooks, literacy, and domesticity
  • ch. 6.
  • Becoming an author : cookbooks and conduct
  • ch. 7.
  • Recipe and household literature as social and political commentary
  • ch. 1.
  • Cookbooks as communities
  • ch. 2.
  • Cookbooks as collective memory and identity
  • ch. 3.
  • Lineage and legacies
  • ch. 4.
  • Cookbooks as autobiography
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780312233785
Lccn
2001036834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47696809
  • (OCoLC)ocm47696809

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